The Old Bastards 40 Week Monster Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway started with Mike Franklin capturing the pole and recording the fastest lap of the race. Sean Beyer gained 17 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Mike Franklin completely dominated the race by leading all 100 laps, going on to take the win. This week the drivers displayed good communication, which resulted in 3 cautions with no lead changes and there were no disqualifications with 3 disconnects in a 24 car field ending with Mike Franklin capturing his 1st win of the season with Kenney Kulikowski finishing 2nd, Sam Maxwell 3rd and Mike Schrader capturing 4th.

This week the Monster Cup Series goes to the STP 500 race at Martinsville Speedway with the current points leader Kenney Kulikowski looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?

We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.

In the Cup Series point championship, Mike Schrader in 2nd, Brian Glass 3rd and Dode Hoskins 4th and Steven Thomson 5th place.

The Martinsville race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.

March 18, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader